Upcoming Virtual Connections

While we continue working on plans for our 2021 In-Person conference, you’ll find a lot more ways to stay connected with your FARM community (and learn a few things) at our new FARM Virtual Connections website.

Let’s Talk Websites

Date: March 2, 2pm EST

For our “Let’s Talk” series, we offer a single topic open for discussion and learning from anyone who wants to share their own experiences. This time, it’s all about websites. Are you someone who manages your own site or did you hire someone to do it for you?

What service/platform do you use? How active are you on your website? Do you blog regularly? Do you have an EPK?

It’s a hefty topic so we’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Folk DJ & Friends Peer Group

Second Wednesday of the Month
Upcoming dates: Wednesday, March 10

Times: 8 pm Eastern
All are welcome!

Bi-Weekly Community Peer Group

Upcoming dates: Feb 11
Times: 2pm Eastern

Come one come all, near and far and join us for some great conversation about pretty much anything that’s on your mind. These Peer Group Sessions are open to the entire Folk Community regardless of where you live or what role you play in the community.

You only need to register once to attend any of the future sessions. You’ll be sent a reminder email prior to each session, but you can use this link every time.

Showcases Every Night

FARM offers a variety of showcase opportunities from the Official juried showcases to late night Private Showcasing, Midwest Radio Presents, Open Mics & our popular Performance Lane.

Keynote Address

Our Keynote Address this year will be delivered by the incomparable, Reverend Robert Jones, Sr. Robert is an inspirational singer, songwriter, storyteller and self-taught award-winning multi-instrumentalist.

Workshops & Panels

Join us for a diverse line-up of workshops and panels, on topics that address the changing face of the independent music business, as well as performance and instrument techniques.


From impromptu conversations in the hall or elevator, to late night jamming and song swaps and chats over a meal, it’s all about making connections!

News and Updates

Folk Unlocked Virtual Conference

Folk Unlocked Virtual Conference

FARM is proud to present The Accidentals in the Folk Alliance International's Folk Unlocked "Best of the regions" showcase. There are many talented artists that would fit this description. We chose this exceptional trio not only for their musical gifts but for their...

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Home for Thanksgiving

Home for Thanksgiving

A special concert with John McCutcheon presented in partnership with FARM and the Fine Arts Series at St John’s University

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Message from FARM Board President, Charlie Mosbrook

Message from FARM Board President, Charlie Mosbrook

It was my birthday, February 11. Dave Humphreys dropped me off at the Downers Grove Metra station to make my way back to union station and then home to Cleveland. We had spent the past 3 days planning the next conference in Grand Rapids and exploring potential future...

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FARM Mission Statement

Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) is a regional chapter of Folk Alliance International (FAI). Our purposes are to promote traditional, contemporary and multi-cultural folk music and dance and related performing arts in our region, hold an annual regional conference, represent the interests of our members to FAI and carry out such other projects as are of benefit to FAI members in the Midwest.

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